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TOM MACLEAR & Friends / Press

“TOM MACLEAR BIOGRAPHY • From - MEG Records/Nashville Producer, singer, songwriter Tom MacLear, often referred to as “the man behind the curtain, one of music’s best kept secrets,” is now emerging more toward the center of the stage as the driving force of “Tom MacLear & Friends” – an evergreen concept for his band that allows MacLear to perform and make music with some of the best musicians and vocalists in the business. “This concept and structure, while not new, fits perfectly into where I am now. ‘Tom MacLear & Friends’ provides the platform to sustain the band in perpetuity,” MacLear says. Drawing upon his innate talents and the depth and breadth of his storied career on stages and in studios in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville and London, Tom MacLear is now at the height of his creative powers. Witness, via Nashville, MacLear’s recent win of The Hollywood Music in Media Award for “Best Country Song” through his label, Meg Recor”

“TOM MACLEAR & Friends Posted on July 30, 2014 by ChuckDauphin by Chuck Dauphin maclear-waters-cdThere are a ton of talented new acts out there, which kind of makes it frustrating because you know there’s not a slot for everybody. That being said, I would definitely clear a place at the table for this very talented duo comprised of Tom MacLear and Heather Waters. They possess a harmony blend that definitely has a little bit of a Pop / Rock edge, but make no mistake, this is definitely Contemporary Country, as evidenced by the free-wheeling sound of the kiss-off tune “Better Than You,” which gives Waters a chance to strut her stuff vocally. She does the same on the bopping “All That You Dream,” where she exudes confidence. But, where they really shine the brightest are on the ballads – such as “The Harder It Falls” and “Believe Again.” On both cuts, the vocalizing is strong and crisp, and the harmonies are tight and pristine.”

“www.opus1artistseries.com Tom Maclear is a world-class songwriter producer . His seasoned creative chops have led him to write for such greats as Brad Paisley and Annie Lennox. Tom MacLears music is nothing but a genuine foray into country-rock sounds paired masterfully with classically great songwriting.”

“We all have memories of those "Sweet Summer Days" and this song takes you right back to those moments when life was filled with gentle breezes, ocean waves and a carefree love. This is a feel good song that is destined to be a hit. "Sweet Summer Days" is a winner. ”

“MacLear & Quinn ~ “Sweet Summer Days” offers a sweet Soulful/Country sound you can drift away to in the front porch swing. The arrangement and flow of this well written song is sure to be a popular Summer download. LeeCherry/APCountryRadio.com ”

"...One of the few true multi-stylists around today... he's been around the block a few times composing, performing and recording in so many different styles, there's no one best... but it looks like Nashville is his best to date...

Los Angeles - Music Connection Magazine

"...Tom MacLear's latest release is of variety and brilliance with sounds that are fresh and unique. MacLear shows his ability to write a very catchy tune combined with his poetic prowess, it moves the songs to yet another level...

Al Smith - Real Australia / Musicman

““…Tom MacLear has been on a wild wander. His newest and perhaps finest work One More Rodeo – which he just released, is an eponymous album. MacLear has had one of those prolific, quiet careers that many true musicians have – not the guys on the marquee, but the ones who write the songs, play whatever lick needs to be played, and occasionally venture out with a record or project of his or her own…” ”

Mark McDermott - Easy Reader News Weekly

““…Tom MacLear is one of the best kept secrets in the Music Industry today, a superb talent…”

Gordon Waller - Steel Wallet Publishing / BMI

““…Material is not a problem here. Tom has performed and written hit songs for some of the best! His unique style, especially his slide guitar, has earned him much respect in the music industry, glad I found him…” ‘the late great’ Don Kirshner Publisher, Producer, Radio and TV Host. ”

Don Kirshner - Producer, Publisher, Radio and TV Host

““…Material is not a problem here. Tom has performed and written hit songs for some of the best! His unique style, especially his slide guitar, has earned him much respect in the music industry, glad I found him…” ‘the late great’ Don Kirshner Publisher, Producer, Radio and TV Host. ”

Don Kirshner - Producer, Publisher, Radio and TV Host

““…Tom MacLear has worked with some of the cream of the musical crop over the years, and he brings that musical approach to Music City with his ‘One More Rodeo’ CD… which I have a feeling will be growing sky high in the years to come. It’s safe to say that Tom MacLear’s ears definitely knows good music, good pickers and great singers…it’s in full evidence here...” ”

Chuck Daupin - Music News Nashville

“Singer-Songwriter TOM MACLEAR launches his 2010 Spring and Summer Promotion of his new Contemporary/Nashville CD entitled: ONE MORE RODEO. Tom Maclear's ONE MORE RODEO: Pours the Soul into Country and the Blues into Bluegrass!”